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Pebble, Google get into more World Cup action

The group stages of the World Cup are all but over but the footballing action is just heating up as the knockout stage promises to bring even more drama, surprises and yes, even controversy. Brands are all over themselves to get in on all the fun and to provide their customers with the most creative ways to follow the happenings in Brazil. Pebble and Google are just two of those who have updated their features to satisfy users’ World Cup fix.

Notifications, Lockscreen security changing in Android “L” release

With Android “L” release — which still doesn’t have a name — notifications are getting a pretty neat upgrade. We’ll now get a richer experience when using our phones with what Google calls “Enhanced Notifications”. I additions to advanced notifications, we’ll get a nice new method for unlocking our phones.

We’re here at Google I/O 2014!

We’re here at Google I/O, ready and waiting for the keynote to begin! After recently learning we’d see a new version of Android introduced today, we’re excited to see just what the new release will bring us. There are also a few other Android twists and turns we’re expecting, but will we get all that we’re hoping for?

BeyondPod version 4.0 update released in beta

The latest BeyondPod app update has been detailed. This release brings the app to version 4.0 and perhaps more important is how it also brings new features and an overall new look and feel. The BeyondPod 4.0 app is currently available to download and begin using, however it remains a beta release for now.

Chillingo goes retro with a Spy vs Spy remake

Chillingo has more than a few games available for download in the Play Store -- and it looks like they have recently released one more. This latest goes retro and will be familiar to those who may have been playing games on a Atari or Commodore computer. This game will also be familiar to those who were fans of MAD Magazine.

Nest invites developers to power up its products

Nest's thermostat and smoke detectors are pretty smart already, with the help of a smartphone of course, but as far as the so called "Internet of Things" go, they're pretty much like isolated islands. That situation will soon be changing now that Nest has launched its Developer Program to help extend its products beyond the confines of the living room, or ceiling.